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Kazakhstan, 2008, 100 Minute Running Time
Additional Countries: Germany/Switzerland/Russia/Poland
Topics: Buddy Picture, Coming of Age, Environment, Family Friendly
Program: Awards Buzz
Language: Kazakh, Russian English Sub-Titles

Awards: Un Certain Regard Prize at this year's Cannes Film Festival

The traditional lifestyle of nomadic sheepherders on the harsh Kazak steppe provides quietly sensational drama in Tulpan. This engrossing tale of a twentysomething youth who can't achieve his long-cherished dream of tending his own flock without first acquiring a wife, offers fascinating ethnographic detail, gentle humor and spectacular cinematography. Un Certain Regard prize, Cannes; Best Film, Tokyo, Reykjavik, London, Zurich.

DIRECTOR: Sergey Dvortsevoy
Producer: Karl Baumgartner
Editor: Isabel Meier, Petar Markovic
Screenwriter: Sergey Dvortsevoy, Gennady Ostrovskiy
Cinematographer: Jola Dylewska
Principal Cast: Askhat Kuchinchirekov, Samal Yeslyamova, Ondasyn Besikbasov, Tulepbergen Baisakalov, Bereke Turganbayev
Filmography: In the Dark (2004), Highway (1999), Bread Day (1998)
Print Source: The Match Factory

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